On the Horizon – August 23

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August 24

Home Front Cares Race

The Titan Trail 5K will start at 9 a.m. at Classical Academy, 975 Stout Road, to benefit The Home Front Cares for military families and personnel.

August 26

Business Alliance Golf

The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance is hosting its annual Golf Classic at the Country Club of Colorado, 125 E. Clubhouse Drive. Afternoon shotgun includes lunch and dinner, plus door prizes. Call 884-2832.

CSU Finance Committee

Colorado Springs Utilities will have its regular finance committee meeting from 8 to 11 a.m., Cabin Creek Room, sixth floor of Plaza of the Rockies.

August 27

City Leadership Roundtable

There will be a city leadership roundtable meeting from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Pikes Peak conference room in City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave., Suite 200.

August 28

Health Summit 2013

The Business Alliance will host a forum about health care from 7 to 11:30 a.m. at the Antlers Hilton. The forum, “Health Care Reform: Make It Work for You,” provides a local perspective on health care reform for small and large businesses, with information about Connect for Health Colorado. Also, talk to employers who have been successful at implementing rule changes required by the Affordable Care Act. Call 884-2828 to register.

QuickBooks Pro: Mastering

After taking the basic course, this class will teach advanced practices for QuickBooks, including how to track credit card accounts and transactions and how to track assets and liabilities. Slated for 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Small Business Development Center offices in Colorado Springs. Denice Tinsley will be leading the class; cost is $125. Register at 255-3844.

CSBJ Power Lunch

The space industry is growing in Colorado Springs, and this luncheon is an opportunity to learn more about aerospace companies and military space missions. Learn how the region can enhance local assets. Speakers from Space Command, Colorado Space Coalition, Braxton Technologies and Northrop Grumman. Set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the DoubleTree World Arena, the event is $30 for subscribers, $40 for non-subscribers. Register at http://csbj.ticketleap.com/csbj-power-lunch-space-the-final-frontier-colorados-future.

Family Wealth Symposium

This is the last day to register for the symposium, an educational event about the geopolitical and macroeconomic environment, retirement planning, family dynamics, best business practices, and financial, tax and legal strategies. The event will be Sept. 6 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and check-in begins at 7:15 a.m. at the Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. There’s no cost to attend and the event is hosted by The Pann/DeYoung Wealth Management Group. Register at www.ubs.com/microsites/familywealthsymposium/en/register.html.

August 29

Common Legal Issues for Small Businesses

This workshop covers the common legal issues when starting a small business, including legal entities, business licenses and taxes, contracts and leases, and marketing and advertising practices. The workshop will be from 9 to 11 a.m., and the speaker is Jeff Mohrmann, an attorney at Rogue Mountain Law. The cost is $20. Register at 255-3844.

August 30

2nd Annual Blue Moon Trail Run

The 2nd Annual Blue Moon Trail Run takes at 5:45 p.m. in Piñon Valley Park, 5585 Mule Deer Drive. A post-race barbecue is available to all registrants and volunteers, featuring Bristol Beer for all adults. Childcare is also available. All net proceeds benefit the community centers of Colorado Springs. Ticket prices are 5K and 10K: $30 through August 29 and $35 on August 30. Kids races are $5 for ages 10 and under and are two distances: 400m and 800m. The race is presented by UpaDowna; Pikes Peak Community Foundation; and Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and

Cultural Services. For more information, visit www.ppcf.org/events or contact Brian Kates at 385-7940.

August 31 – Sept. 2

Colorado Balloon Classic

The 37th annual Colorado Balloon Classic will start at 5 a.m. and end at 10 p.m. at Memorial Park during Labor Day weekend. The event has grown to be the largest and the longest continuously running hot air balloon festival in the Rocky Mountain region as well as the state of Colorado. Go to www.balloonclassic.com/ for more information.

September 3

Federal Contracting Certifications for Small Businesses

The Small Business Development Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a training event focused on federal contracting certifications for small businesses. This class, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Colorado Springs SBDC, will cover rules and requirements to get certifications including small disadvantaged business, HUBZone and woman-owned small business. Lonnie Koyama is the speaker and there is a $30 fee.

September 4

Building Your Bank Relationship

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Designed for businesses looking for money to start or expand their business, this seminar is scheduled for 9 to 11 a.m. at the Colorado Springs SBDC. Taught by a local banker, topics covered include business loans, micro loans, and SBA loans. The seminar will also explain the lending process and what lenders are looking for; organizing your loan proposal; how to negotiate a loan; identifying internal and external sources of money; and differentiating between equity & debt financing. Basic topics to include in a business plan to prepare for funding will also be included. Cost is $20.

Sept. 5.

How to Create Your Transformative Financial Business Plan

Have you ever felt like there should be a more systematic and organized approach to creating your business’s wealth building strategy? Do you question whether or not you can achieve and retain the lifestyle you want? Would you like to learn three simple steps you can take today and start uncovering your dreams? In this workshop, slated for 9 to 11 a.m. at the Colorado Springs SBDC, you’ll learn about buy/sell agreement, how to keep more money and how to plan for wealth transfer.